Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Springing into the Medley

If you just want the questions and answers, scroll down to the dotted lines! Happy First Day of Spring to those who like spring. Ha!

Here is a medley of questions you may choose to answer on your Wednesday blog.  I always start with the National Day and base questions from there. No rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to.  I'm doing this to fill my Wednesday and if you are interested, then I invite you to join in!!  Link up tomorrow!  It might be fun!!

SPRING BEGINS on March 20, 2019

SPRING BEGINS – Changes Annually March 19 – March 21SPRING BEGINS

Spring begins on the March or vernal equinox, which is when the amount of sunshine is approximately 12 hours long.  The amount of sunlight will incrementally increase until the first day of Summer.
The vernal equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator.  This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this same event marks the beginning of fall.  Meteorologists actually mark the spring from March 1 through May 31st.
In 2016, spring arrived a little earlier due to it being a leap year.  On Leap Day, there’s a little math lesson regarding the Gregorian calendar.  To keep our calendar following the seasons so that spring happens when flowers grow and winter arrives when snow falls, an additional day was figured into years divisible by the number four. This has caused the 2016 spring to occur earlier than any living human being alive had ever seen. Before 2016, the earliest spring on record took place in 1896.
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Get ready for longer days and increased sunshine. Tune up the lawn mower.  More sunshine means the grass will be growing. Use #SpringBegins to post on social media.
Human beings have been following the sun and creating a calendar based on seasons since the beginning of time.  
1.  The first spring flowers are usually daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris. and lilacs. Which one of those choices is your favorite? As long as they stay outside I appreciate any of those with the possible exception of the iris. Have you seen any yet? I haven't really looked. It's been spring-like down here almost all winter so I haven't noticed any sudden growth peeking up through beautiful snow that we never had. 
2.  What is your least favorite thing about spring? Daylight savings time and everything in bloom because they mess with my allergies are tied for my least favorite thing about spring. 
3.  Okay, what puts a spring in your step? Grandchildren because when they're around you better have a spring in your step to keep up with them because they are NEVER STILL. 

4.  What is your favorite springtime song? Are there songs about spring? Hmm... When I consulted the Google (haha) I found a few and this one stuck out--

5.  What really says spring to you? Sinus headaches and sneezing. And azaleas blooming everywhere. 
6.  Tell us something random about your week. Yesterday was my Aunt Betty's 90th birthday! We didn't make it up there because of vehicle issues and the fact it was a workday for everyone but we'll get up there soon! Everyone did call her and her friends took her out to lunch. She said she had a lovely day. Also, I've been trying different CBD oils for fibromyalgia and anxiety and it's truly amazing what a difference it makes! I've even seen an increase in energy. Love this stuff. 
And now, I'm off to dance around with that song up there that will be stuck in my head the rest of the day. Thanks, Terri. LOL


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  1. It's almost comical how different our climate is from yours and thus our opinions of various times of year. We certainly agree on grandkids and Daylight Saving Time. LOL I'm out of town so didn't get a post up for the Medley today. Just checking in on y'all. ☺️

  2. I would love to hear more about the oils that are helping your fibromyalgia and anxiety. Always enjoy hearing about helpful natural ways to improve our health.

    Enjoyed reading your Medley today!

  3. Clearly the way each of us answered this week's questions is tied to where we live.

  4. You're absolutely right about the grandkids and yours are adorable. So much fun to chase them around! I so miss the little toddlers!

  5. That's a great song to have stuck in your head!! I'm happy to read that you are getting good results with the CBD oil. We have a store in Lakeland now and I've wondered if it would help my bad knees.

  6. Do tell us more about the CBD oils. We know a few people who use them with good results. My husband has chronic pain and wants to try it, but isn't quite convinced yet. The more "ammo" I can gather the better.

  7. I too would love to hear more about the CBD oil....I have aches and pains and my son has depression and anxiety. I would like to try it. Loved your answers! Happy first day of Spring!

  8. Another warm day here in Newie never heard of CBD oil but if it helps then all good


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